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to the tet ceiling. republicans decided they don't want to make a fan of debt ceiling. it sounds like the sequester will happen. we don't know how long it goes in effect for. when they go in effect, it will be painful and there will be the pressure on republicans to come to the table to negotiate what the president calls the balanceed approach. to do spending cuts. maybe not. we don't know. republicans seem to think that at least getting the cuts would level the playing field. may will go forward in government shutdown debate from there. i think the sequester is going to happen. >> bret: back in novembe november 2011, when -- we have all be through this, where sequester was proposed by the white house a something that it would be so bad that the super committee had to get their job on the. it didn't happen. after the super committee disbands, that night, the president says this -- >> already, some in congress try to undue the spending cut. my message is simple. no i will veto any evident to get rid of the automaticbe it was cut. no easy off-ramp on this one. we need to keep the pressu
. the sequester is not a cliff. it's not a cliff, curb, drop, it's not a debt ceiling, it just begins on march 1st. it doesn't mean anything gigantic happens. the cuts will be spread out over the course of a year. you don't make them all at once, but it's bad. it's a bad way to run a government, bad way to cut spending. jared will tell you he thinks the gdp numbers will be revised up, and i think he might be right, but from what we saw, we had a shrinkage in the fourth quarter of 2012, first time in years. that's the first step towards a recession. we had very, very weak policy throughout the course of the recession, in large part because we've been cutting too much from spending, basically, from 2009. so to do a big cut of a size that nobody expected to actually go into effect, it's bad management for the macro economy, for large programs, of course, but that said and the recent notes of the market freaking out, it is not doomsday. we have a tendency in washington of wildly overhyping everything we do. this is not like the debt ceiling or even the fiscal cliff. this is not doomsday even if it doe
this hand. remember this was all about the debt ceiling. how do we avoid going over the fiscal cliff with the debt ceiling last summer. and they were log jammed. and they said we need something to really make this happen. and at a meeting at the white house somebody said years ago they had a thing called the sequester, where these horrible horrible, horrible cuts were put in there that would happen if congress didn't act. and everybody said okay. let's do that again. then it came up to the congress and the republicans in congress 174 of them voted for this. john boehner paul ryan eric cantor all voted for it. and when it was over john boehner said i love this. i got 98% of what i want. these cuts which are so bad that everybody thought never, never, never would congress go along with it. you know why the republicans want to go along with it? because they don't give a damn. they don't care if the government is whacked across the board. first responders and air traffic controllers and pell grants and all of that other stuff cut. they don't care. so my question to you is,
to happen and then we're going to have a battle over the government shutdown, the debt ceiling. where does this all end? >> it doesn't end. this is democratic politics in an age where we've made promises we can't keep and intractable budget ceilings we have to bump up. let me give you two examples this week. the navy citing the sequester delayed the deployment of the aircraft carrier "truman" undermining our pledge to have two carrier groups in the persian group to keep pressure on iran. citing the sequester. you telling me the navy can't find other ways to economize without this flamboyant and provocative way of trying to pressure congress? second, this week we learned the agriculture department has a diversity awareness program. it doesn't cost much money, in which they teach the bureaucrats in the agriculture department to refer to the pilgrims as illegal aliens and minorities as emerging majorities. it's a small amount of money but a huge symptom of the utter contempt with which washington treats taxpayers' money. two good reasons right there to go ahead with the sequester. >> mr. spea
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